LAX to Frankfurt this summer

Jan 28th, 2005, 08:13 PM
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LAX to Frankfurt this summer

Message: I've been searching plane flights and the cheapest I've found non-stop including taxes is $1150. That seems high to me. I can go for $1050 if I want to switch in London, but that hardly seems worth it. Do you think that will be the lowest price I'll see? I have specific dates I must fly, so I need to book fairly far in advance and I don't want to wait too long and loose my dates. Should I book now?



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Jan 28th, 2005, 08:17 PM
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I think its too early, prices tend to fluctuate once the airline know if its selling seats or not.
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Jan 29th, 2005, 07:13 AM
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www.travelhub.com usually has pretty close to the lowest fares that will pop up. British Airways sometimes has specials in the $850 range in summer on ba.com
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Jan 29th, 2005, 08:16 AM
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richardab,

in general what's the guideline for fare prices as we approach summer time? Now, first week of feb,...
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Jan 29th, 2005, 08:21 AM
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What specific days are you looking at flying? Do you have specific times too?

We paid only $670 RT from Denver to Rome in mid-May and we paid only $367 for RT tickets Denver-Frankfurt for February 10-15.

Have you looked on American Express Travel's website, and www.mobissimo.com?
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Jan 29th, 2005, 08:39 AM
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Forget waiting around for ticket prices to drop. If anything, they will start creeping up slightly, or there will be new fees added. Summer is high season, there are a lot more people traveling this year, and $1150 sounds pretty good, depending on the flight and the carrier. One of the best places to check all available flight information is on the ITA website. (http://www.itasoftware.com/)

There are cheaper flights available if you book a trip through one of the smaller UK or northern European airports, but if you do it this way, then expect some long layovers.

Your best is to contact a travel agent who works with ticket consolidators. They will be able to get you the least expensive ticket available, but it may not be the most convienient.
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Jan 30th, 2005, 07:31 AM
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Thanks, I'll check out these web sites; they are different than the ones I have been using.
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Jan 30th, 2005, 12:11 PM
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We are flying Delta may 18 LAX to CDG rt non stop $1,286.00 for two total. Last year to Amsterdam back from Hamburg
sept '04 total for two was $1,560.00 on
Delta also.
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Jan 30th, 2005, 12:45 PM
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Annetti-Robert is dead on the money on this one. You'd be well advised, I think, to go ahead and buy, because those fares ain't going down. You cannot compare fares in spring and winter with summer fares-this year, particularly, all indications are they will be sky high with few to no fare sales-partic. from the West Coast.
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Jan 30th, 2005, 05:37 PM
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Thanks for everyone's input. I think I will bite the bullet and buy one of these tickets now befoe prices climb higher and availability decreases .In the past I've been able to buy a ticket with a small cancellation penalty (perhaps $250), but now all the tickets I see are strictly non-refundable. Are non-refundable tickets a thing of the past? It seems rotten to me that you loose all your money. I think I may go for a higher priced ticket to have the option of a refund, but it seems wrong that I have to pay more to have an option of a refund when even a cheaper ticket is not that cheap. I found some tickets on tavelhub.com that allow me to do that, but I know nothing about this web site. Can anyone (joesource, please) give me some feedback about this web site. Thanks.
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Jan 31st, 2005, 03:43 PM
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Any info on the web site travelhub.com would be appreciated. Thanks.
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